About Me

Dr Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry is educational effectiveness, improvement and leadership researcher and lecturer. He leads and teaches on the educational leadership Master’s programmes at the University of Birmingham and is an associate research manager at the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE). Tom works to support school and system leaders at all levels to improve schools through research- and evidence-informed policy and practice.

Tom’s research has a particular focus on evaluation and monitoring, evidence-informed policy and practice, quantitative methods and secondary data analysis. Topics which Tom has examined in-depth through his work include school value-added (‘Progress’) measures, teacher evaluation, professional development and learning programmes, and school effects on wider (‘non-cognitive’) outcomes. His work has been cited by widely and internationally including by UNESCO, the Young Lives International Study, FFT Education Datalab and featured in national news media.

Tom’s current work and affiliations include:

  • Lecturer, Educational Effectiveness, Improvement and Leadership, University of Birmingham
  • Programme Leader, MA School Improvement and Educational Leadership,
    MEd Educational Leadership, and Degree Apprenticeship Route
  • Associate Research Manager, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)
  • Associate Analyst, Department for Education (Quantitative Research and Secondary Data Analysis specialism)
  • EEF Evaluation Panel Member, Consortium Team Leader and Peer Reviewer
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Professional Affiliate, Chartered College of Teaching
  • Accredited researcher, Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • Board member, University of Birmingham Education Leadership Academy
  • Member, British Educational Research Association and Educational Effectiveness and Improvement SIG
  • Editorial board member, Educational Review.